Weed & Grass ID Contest

4-H youth participated in the 2022 Dawson County 4-H Weed & Grass ID contest where they had to identify several weed species, including downy brome, musk thistle, and leafy spurge.

Department of Economic Development to Host Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Webinar Series

June 1, 2022 (Lincoln, NEB.) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will host a series of webinars to review application guidelines for the 2022 program year of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This year the Department will be distributing CDBG funds through a competitive application process through seven funding opportunities. These opportunities include Downtown Revitalization, Economic Development, Youth Job Training, Planning, Public Works-Infrastructure, Public Works-Facilities, and Tourism Development. This year the Department will host three webinars regarding the following topics: 1) funding opportunities, deadlines and criteria, 2) application exhibits, and 3) the navigation of submitting applications within DED’s grant management system, AmpliFund.

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The 43rd annual Wurst Tag celebration will be June 10-12. Billed as “Nebraska’s Biggest Party on a Hill,”” events get underway Friday with the Wurst Road Rally. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. at The Darn Small Pub in Eustis with an After Party set to begin at 7 p.m. at the pub. All vehicles need to return by dark.

Historical Happenings

The following passages come from copies of previous publications of the Gothenburg Times, they have been summarized by Ashley Mohler. Each passage has its source and is cited at the end of the passages.

It Takes A Village

“It takes a village” is an old cliche that’s circled through the English language for uncountable years, but for Gothenburg Public Schools (GPS), the saying has held. Director of Facilities Jesse Kincheloe could hardly contain his excitement when he found out that GPS is the recipient of a $100,000 fitness center from Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.

Making an Impact Through Fashion

Casha O’Bryne is a Culbertson resident whose dream of helping women of all sizes is coming true. She and her husband Dan renovated a trailer into a traveling boutique that focuses on body positivity and has visited Gothenburg for the first time, but not the last.

The Gothenburg Chamber Ambassadors

The Gothenburg Chamber Ambassadors presented a First Dollar Award this morning at Finish Line Car Wash. Jeff Whiting, Alex Jorgenson and Mitch Spiegel teamed up to purchase the car wash and completed a few renovations earlier this year. The manual wash bays can handle regular passenger vehicles or over-sized semis and campers with a vacuum, air freshener machine and change on site. Check it out at the corner of Sixth and Lake. Pictured are, from left, Ambassador Will Rahjes, owners Alex Jorgenson, Jeff Whiting and Mitch Spiegel, and Ambassador Joe Libal.

Fireman’s Ball A Hit!

The Gothenburg Fire Department hosted their annual Fireman’s Ball on Saturday, June 4. Drinks and BBQ were served and concerts were had. KRVN was present and guests could sign up to be a part of a giveaway. Local businesses came out to support the fire department.

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Gothenburg Times has teamed up with local businesses to offer you a Father of the Year contest. Submit a photo of your father to our office, via email at news@gothenburgtimes.com, or via Facebook. Prizes and winners will be announced in the June 16th edition of the Gothenburg Times. Do you have a father who passed that you want to honor? Submit his photo to be displayed in the contest as well. All photos will be displayed either in our paper or on Facebook.